Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We need a miracle.

We got some not so great news today.
It seems the president of the D.R.C. simply does not want to let our children go.
There is no rhyme or reason to why he is keeping the children other than pride and political struggle
All we know is we are dealing with some very evil people and they appear to be winning.

We are all so heart broken for our kids and I think most of us are asking one thing...


Why is God allowing this to happen?
Why won't He just step in, the almighty, and save these innocent children?
Why are more and more adopted children dying in Africa instead of coming home?
Why does one evil man get to control whether or not these children get to live with their families?

We are all unsure of what will happen next and what the next steps will be.
There is very little that can be done besides continuing to try and negotiate with the D.R.C. president....who as of right now, does not want to talk.

One thing we know for sure...
We will not leave our children to rot.
They are ours and we will do whatever we have to so that they grow up in our loving family.
If they are never released, we will have to move there which is not exactly in our life plan.
We are being told that we could be looking at waiting a couple more years before having an exact answer as to if the children will come home.
We sure are praying for a miracle!

"Can the lawful captive be delivered or the prey of the terrible be set free? For I will contend with him who contends against you and I will save thy children" Isaiah 49: 24-25

Saturday, September 13, 2014

So Much News!

I have to apologize for not updating my blog for so long. 
I know most of you are part of our Facebook group and were still getting regular updates.
For those of you who are still waiting for updates, here they are!

Tah-nee Matiana is ours and she couldn't be any more perfect.
The process was smooth and beautiful although hard and unpredictable. 
We are sooo relieved that the birth parents rights have been severed and we are now the legal parents.  
We still have to work with the county to get all the T's crossed and I's dotted but no one can take her away from us.
What an amazing feeling that is!

Things seem to be moving in a VERY positive direction with Isryelle and Boaz as well.
The D.R.C is voting on new laws on Monday.
If all goes well, this should be the last step they need to get done to lift the suspension and let our children come home.
After thinking about them and praying about them for so long, the idea of them coming home soon seems completely unbelievable.
The  thought of holding them in my arms runs shivers up my spine.
Lord bring those babies home!

Meanwhile, our last appointment for our visas was on the 11th.  
We should have visas in hand any day.
We already have their passports.
We are ready to go!

If all of these kids coming home wasn't enough excitement, we just found out we are pregnant!
The Lords timing seems pretty crazy in all of this and I am not going to lie, I have NO idea what He is doing.
I know that children are always blessing.

The offer on our house also feel through.  
So please be praying that the house would sell in the Lords timing.  
The last thing we want to do right now is try to sell our house but our situation with the house isn't a great one for us financially and we really need to sell it.

Thank you all for all your support and love throughout this process. 
I promise I will keep you updated more often.